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British Council - Word Family Framework

British Council - Word Family Framework
About What is the Word Family Framework (WFF)? The WFF is a searchable resource for teachers and learners of English that consists of over 22,000 vocabulary items arranged according to six levels aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference. What can the WFF be used for? The WFF can be used by institutions, teachers and learners to construct target vocabularies for individual learning, syllabus and lesson planning, materials design and exam preparation. It can be used for two different types of vocabulary selection: 'Vertical searches' identifying all the vocabulary items at one CEFR level identifying all the items at several CEFR levels 'Horizontal searches' identifying the CEFR level of an individual word or group of words identifying the CEFR levels of all the members of a word family in order to decide which items may be worth learning identifying unknown members of word families in order to extend a learner's vocabulary How can the WFF be searched? Then click the Start box: 1.

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